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Get with the Flow! — Enforcement under the Water Industry Act 2012

Cost:
$220 + GST

Please Note:  Regional training will include additional fees for presenter travel/accommodation costs. These fees will be divided up between each participant and included on your invoice. (e.g. Total travel costs of $350, divided by 10 participants, will be an additional $35 per participant for the course)
 
If you have any questions about this please contact Emma Urvan on 8224 2035 or via email emma.urvan@lga.sa.gov.au

Time:
9.30am to 4.30pm 
 
For:
All council officers with authorisations (Water Industry Officers) and/or delegated authority under the Water Industry Act 2012.
 
Course Overview:
The Water Industry Act 2012, along with associated regulations and standards, is the legislative framework through which councils can provide retail water services. Registration as a “Water Industry Entity” under the Act is necessary in order for a council to provide wastewater, stormwater, and other services.
As Water Industry Entities, councils are granted wide-ranging functions and powers to establish services and infrastructure, and to enforce the proper maintenance of those services and infrastructure. Water Industry Entities can appoint “Water Industry Officers”, who are empowered to exercise numerous enforcement powers on behalf of the Water Industry Entity.
 
This course will focus:
- Council’s role in the Water Industry Act framework
- Authorisations and delegations under the Water Industry Act
- Powers of Water Industry Officers
- Key offences regarding infrastructure and water supply
- Other enforcement provisions under the Water Industry Act
- Fundamentals of good investigation procedure
- Preparation and record-keeping
- Interviewing and other evidence gathering techniques

Presenter:
Paul Kelly, Partner, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers 

Paul Kelly is a Partner in the firm’s specialist Local Government Governance & Regulatory Services Team. The Norman Waterhouse Local Government Team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of administrative and regulatory advice and enforcement to the local government sector in South Australia.

Paul’s experience includes governance, policy advice, administrative law issues and statutory interpretation. Representing client councils in contested matters in the Magistrates Court, the Liquor Licensing Court and Tribunal, the District Court, the Supreme Court and the Environment, Resources and Development Court, is a principal area of Paul’s practice.